The Highlands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Highlands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Chichicastenango 6

Quetzaltenango (Xelaju) 6

Panajachel 5

Huehuetenango 3

San Juan La Laguna 3

Santiago Atitlan 2

San Miguel Totonicapan 1

Salcaja 1

Santa Cruz del Quiche 1

San Antonio Palopo 1

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Museum/ Gallery 3

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 10

Store/ Shop/ Mall 3

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Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol

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The main road leads to the squat white 1547 Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol, the church dedicated to town patron, St. James the Apostle,...

Iglesia de Santo Tomás

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Standing watch over the square is this gleaming white Dominican church, Guatemala's most intriguing, busy with worshippers all day and...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

North of town is K'umarcaaj, the ancient capital of the Quiché kingdom. This once-magnificent site was destroyed by Spanish conquistadors...

La Voz que Clama en el Desierto

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Atitlán is known for its fair-trade coffee, and a local 140-member cooperative, La Voz que Clama en el Desierto —that translates as...


  • Store/Shop/Mall

Lema is an association of local weavers who use environmentally friendly dyes in their work. ...

Museo Lacustre de Atitlán

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For a brief history of the lake and its people, head to the Museo Lacustre de Atitlán. Here you'll find a handful of informative displays...

Museo Regional Colección Rossbach

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If you want to learn more about the history of Chichicastenango, check out this little colonial-era building, which displays pre-Columbian...

Museo de Historia Natural

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In the Casa de la Cultura on the south side of Parque Centro América, the Museum of Natural History is interesting mainly for its neoclassical...

Parque Benito Juárez

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About 10 blocks north of Parque Centro América is this palm-lined park where many families spend their Sunday afternoons. Ice-cream...

Parque Central

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As in most colonial villages, the heart of Chichicastenango is its central square, and any tour begins here. It's pretty tranquil here...


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